Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth Planners Join IAM

The IAM recently welcomed nearly 200 new brothers and sisters holding the job title of Planners at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, TX into its union family. The Federated Independent Texas Unions (FITU Local 900) will now become part of IAM District 776, calling Local 776-F, home. “FITU and the IAM are a natural fit … Read more

It Pays to Join the IAM

The Western Territory is extremely proud to announce impressive gains for two first contracts at separate Air Force Bases in the region. The workers who joined the IAM late last year saw unprecedented raises and obtained remarkable job securities for themselves and their families in these first contracts. The two groups consist of 17 Lockheed … Read more

Carpenters in Puerto Rico Join IAM, Look Forward to Strong Partnership

The IAM officially welcomed more than 500 new members at a charter signing that affiliates the previously independent Union Carpenters of Puerto Rico (UCPR) with the IAM. The signing comes after UCPR members had voted unanimously to join the IAM. The partnership immediately expands the influence and resources available to the carpenters, who are now … Read more

Western Territory Hosts Organizing Summit

A three-day organizing summit, which began on Tuesday, April 16 in Las Vegas, kicked off a productive and motivating week for organizers throughout the Western Territory. The conference theme emphasized the importance of organizing to grow the labor movement well into the future, along with the unveiling of new and exciting cutting-edge tools to aid … Read more

IAM Mourns Passing of Billy C. Robinson

The IAM family is saddened to learn of the passing of Billy C. Robinson, a longtime advocate for fellow space program members and retirees at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas. Robinson, 84, passed away on Monday, April 22. Robinson initiated into IAM Local 1786 (District 37) in 1970 when he was hired as an … Read more

New Hampshire Flight Safety Workers Join IAM

Twelve workers who provide safety services at Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth, NH recently joined the IAM. The new members employed by Flight Safety Services Corporation, provide critical safety services including repairing flight simulators for training aircrews and simulators that teach workers how to load and fuel airplanes. “Many of these workers were … Read more

Registration is Open for the 2019 IAM Safety and Health Conference

Registration is now open for the 2019 IAM Safety and Health Conference to be held August 11-16 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Download the call letter and registration information. The conference is a great opportunity for IAM members to enhance their safety awareness and receive training in multiple areas, including: … Read more


IAM CREST in collaboration with the International Chemical Workers Union Council held a 32-hour chemical response training last week at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Members from various locals participated in the training, which was made available by grant funding. The sessions included both classroom and hands-on training designed … Read more